On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Clarence Page, syndicated columnist with the Chicago Tribune and author of "Culture Worrier."
Twice a week, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Page addresses the social, economic and political issues affecting Americans. Writing with passion and style, Page delivers lively commentary on today's pressing issues, such as crime, education, housing, hunger and bigotry.
Now syndicated by Tribune Media Services in more than 150 newspapers nationwide, Page started his journalism career as a freelance writer and photographer for the Middletown (Ohio) Journal and Cincinnati Enquirer. A columnist and member of the editorial board at the Chicago Tribune since 1984, Page worked as director of community affairs and as an on-air reporter at Chicago CBS affiliate WBBM-TV. Prior to his television career, he held various positions in the Tribune's newsroom for 11 years, including neighborhood news reporter and assistant city editor.
Page is one of the most highly regarded syndicated columnists in the country, and his newest book, Culture Worrier, commemorates the 30th anniversary of his column's first appearance in the Chicago Tribune. It is the first such collection of his columns, and a long overdue archive of his best work, covering topics such as politics, social issues, pop culture, race, family, new media, prominent figures, as well as his own personal life.
As a veteran media member who has lived through the transition from print's heyday to modern mobile publishing, from the Vietnam War through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and from the Civil Rights movement to the election of Barack Obama, Page is one of the most significant commentators of our time.